Frankie’s life began on February 16, 1931, in Lexington, KY. She was the daughter of Robert and Dicey (Ames) Walsh. Frankie was united in marriage to Robert V. Turner on July 29, 1951, in Marion. She started working around the age of 16 as a ticket taker at a movie theatre, and as a soda jerk. Frankie had many jobs throughout the years including making, packaging, and selling chili for Turner’s Chili House, a family business. She also worked in sewing machine factories and later she worked for AMPI from where she retired. Frankie’s best job was being a mother to her three children. She was an avid reader and enjoyed her book club and a wonderful painter, creating many treasured pieces of art. She and Robert loved to roller skate and enjoyed their 55 years of marriage. Her loving family includes her children Sandy Sloan of Wisconsin, and Bill Turner of Lincolnville, daughter in law Jalene Turner of Emporia; grandchildren Terry (Michelle) Turner of McPherson, Anjolene (Andrew) Boster of WI, Adam Turner of Topeka, Matt (Brooke) Day of Idaho, Suzanne Turner of Wichita, Teaira Turner of Wichita, Billy (Tiffany) Turner of Mulvane, and Diadra (Dominique) Hill of Wichita; and 16 great-grandchildren. Frankie passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, son Anthony “A.J.” and son-in-law Jim Sloan. Her family will gather with friends on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the Strassburg Baptist Church where her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Frankie will be laid to rest in the Marion Cemetery following the service. Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion is serving the family. Memorial contributions in Frankie’s name may be directed to CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) in care of the funeral home. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Frankie at www.ymzfh.com.
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